Valley County, IDGenWeb Project

Dr. Clyde Lawrence Archer Jr.

Dr. Clyde Lawrence Archer Jr., formerly of McCall, passed away peacefully from natural causes at a care center in Nampa at 12:30 p.m. on July 26, 2012.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

He was born to Clyde Lawrence Archer Sr. and Silva Margaret Eckhoff (Archer) on July 17, 1925, in Alamosa, Colo. He had three brothers, Delbert, Kenneth, and Kearney; and two sisters, Evelyn and Sylvia.

In 1936, the family moved to Marsing where, incidentally “Junior” attended seventh and eight grades simultaneously before graduating high school.

Clyde enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 19 serving on the USS Ransom. He was in Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 going out in 19 and was there again coming back.

He received an honorable discharge in 1946, decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Area Campaign Medal, two stars, American Area Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Philippine Liberation Medal, one star, and the Bronze Star.

In 1952, Clyde graduated from the College of Idaho with a BS in pre-medicine with high honors. In the same year, he married Ila McGoldrick (Archer, divorced 1978) with whom he had five children, Capella Ikola of McCall, Cindy Gould of Boise, Nancy Bergeson of Denver, Jack Archer of Boise, and Sally Kurdy of Boise.

In 1958, with more high honors, Clyde earned a doctorate in dentistry from the University of Washington. Shortly thereafter, “Doc” Archer moved to McCall, where he started practice, served as mayor from 1984 to 1988, and became an avid square dancer with the Thunder Mountain Squares.

In 1986, Clyde married Irene Cantrall at a square dance. Clyde and Irene were active with the McCall Senior Citizens Center, and elected Lord and Lady of the Lake in 1990.

He is survived by Irene Archer of Nampa; Ila Archer of Caldwell; brothers Kenneth Archer and Kearney Archer of Caldwell; sisters Evylin Tarver and Sylvia Martinez of Brigham City, Utah; his five children; two stepchildren, Cal Cantrall of LaGrande, Ore., and Dee Cantrall of Nampa; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and others.

His memory will live in the hearts of his friends and family and in the mouths of his past clients.

The family requests any gift be made in the form of a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a favorite charity, or condolences sent to Irene Archer, c/o Flahiff Funeral Chapel.

Clyde’s online guest book is available at Clyde, you are loved by us.

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